Apr 30, 2017 11:21AM WST

Euthanasia is a topical conversation at present with many Governments looking to find acceptable ways of legalising a person’s right to create their own death. This is seen in the context of their life becoming too ... Read More

The World Sings the Truth
Apr 26, 2017 13:41PM WST

The world just keeps on singing the truth!Old cultures past and their people who were interested have always understood, they know Absolute Truth is there and have always had it covered!  Today is no different, ... Read More

The Truth, Beauty and Power of Stillness.
Apr 12, 2017 13:58PM WST

Stillness is the unmistakable energy that exists right in the heart of the present moment. Using a meditation practice that harnesses a stepped and increasingly refined calibration to observe the mind, anyone can experience ... Read More

The “RIGHT VIEW” of Reality
Mar 25, 2017 11:13AM WST

I love the various television documentaries’ that report on our connection to the planets stars and ultimately the vastness of space that contains it all. The narration can take us back into deep time and right to the ... Read More

Buddhism, Atrocities & War
Mar 7, 2017 14:14PM WST

A  friend has sent me this following text in an Email. It is a challenging statement that to my mind has the ring of truth to it. My apologies to those offended by its coarseness.“Unless you are willing to be as ... Read More

The reality of NOW
Feb 26, 2017 12:28PM WST

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand.And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand.And Eternity in an hour.”William BlakeWhile the “powers that be” seem to be a forcing a ... Read More

Feb 12, 2017 09:20AM WST

The most important thing that we depend upon in our lives on this earth is our relationships. None of us is an island and even if we end up living life reclusively as a hermit or a monastic, this statement remains true. Our ... Read More

Consciousness and the Universe.
Jan 30, 2017 11:16AM WST

“Consciousness sleeps in the stone, dreams in the plant, awakes in the animal and slowly becomes aware of itself in man.”   ---- PythagorasLike others who have examined consciousness, my experience and ... Read More

Buddhism & No Self (Anatta).
Jan 24, 2017 07:19AM WST

The concept of Anatta or no self in Buddhism can be quite daunting for some of us to approach. I am writing this blog following a discussion that implored me to find another word instead of “finished” when ... Read More

Jan 19, 2017 07:57AM WST

Last year I wrote a piece called “Belief Faith & Knowing”. In it I tried to show that “Belief” is totally conditioned and when we are trapped inside its ideas, we can only ever know a relative ... Read More

Short Term 12
Jan 13, 2017 09:30AM WST

Film released in Australia December 2013I came across this 2013 film on Netflix last night and the reality and truth it displayed is still with me. There is no doubt in my mind that this film is a 5 star production.It is a ... Read More

Can the World be perfect?
Jan 8, 2017 13:52PM WST

Much of the discussion and commentary that we hear on the media today is very forthright and often very appealing in the way it tries to convince us that doing things this way or that would certainly fix or ameliorate the ... Read More

Confabulation of Life
Dec 20, 2016 11:22AM WST

Living life as a practicing hypnotherapist allows a unique view into the human condition. The world of the subconscious and conditioning becomes very visible and the way that it impacts our lives as human beings is very ... Read More

Unctuousness and the American Election
Nov 17, 2016 09:13AM WST

I would like to give a Buddhist perspective on the disbelief at large following the results of the American election. Even though it may not be obvious, we have once again received a reminder that, natural influences control ... Read More

When is a body dead?
Nov 8, 2016 16:14PM WST

This is an interesting and controversial topic. There are certainly stories in early medicine of premature burials where scratch marks were found inside coffins and even today people waking up in the morgue after being ... Read More


09 Aug 2019 : The Formless Realms

The Formless Realms always seem to be a formidable topic in the Buddhist teachings. I would like to share with you a more generalised insight into what they are and what they mean. The Formless realms can be seen as higher order mental realms or states ...

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18 Jul 2018 : The Present Moment

Sanity, Reality & Peace lives here ---- where the past and the future unify.The Buddha confirmed that our Life and the Universe are mental constructs. He invited us to come and see! He had realised that our minds are deluded such we have become ...

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26 May 2018 : Consciousness & Compassion

Consciousness is somewhat tricky to understand in a direct way because we are using it constantly to interpret our situation. It is so deeply ingrained into our being that we cannot easily see it directly without a sustained practice to realise its ...

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24 Mar 2018 : A New Poem --- Letting Go of Life

I have just finished writing a blog that hits the spot for me. It is called "The Hero's Journey". (See my blog spot above.) This poem was written concurrently and addresses my fears and grief in letting go of life.(Click Here)

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05 Jun 2017 : New Poem "Perceptions & the Switch"

This new poem has been gestating for some time, and following a recent discussion with our Monday night Meditation group at the Cambodian Buddhist Society, (CBSWA) the time had come for it to be written.I think this poem is an important poem for ...

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09 Oct 2016 : New Poetry with a theme

There is a new poem called Fearing the Moment which is now listed in the cascade above. It is poem highlighting the depth into truth that our minds can see along with the joy of practice, but is also pointing to the subtle fear ...

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06 May 2015 : Hypnosis and Past Life Workshop

"Hypnosis and Past Life Workshop" added under "Public Talks" drop down.

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10 Apr 2014 : You Tube Poetry

I have added a new section to the cascade area to highlight some of my poetry that I have read and performed on You Tube. Doing this has enabled me to speak directly about the poems context. The first two poems are new. I hope you like them.

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04 Dec 2013 : 2 New Poems. Death the theme.

Two poems added.Death and the Brightening MindMeditation on Death

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29 Nov 2013 : 3 NEW POEMS Stillness the theme

Three new poems addedThe Subtlest EnergyThe Right Side of StillnessThe Burden of Stillness

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